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December 2018 Apiary Diary

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Wet and windy up north, much like the beginning of november just a tad warmer.

More rain forcasted.

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"Crate Day" down south ...... whitebait patties, paua, venison steaks on the BBQ  washed down with copious quantities of Speights followed by loud music and drunken debauchary.

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As a farmer I not sure I am allowed to say this on the 1st  day of summer, but..I am sick of the rain. ?

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It would be nice to have a break in the weather for an hour or two  ....

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8 minutes ago, flash4cash said:

As a farmer I not sure I am allowed to say this on the 1st  day of summer, but..I am sick of the rain. ?

Yeh, nah you’re allowed to say that ?

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3 hours ago, jamesc said:

It would be nice to have a break in the weather for an hour or two  ....

You should camp out in hokitika .

They have nice weather there .

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3 hours ago, flash4cash said:

As a farmer I not sure I am allowed to say this on the 1st  day of summer, but..I am sick of the rain. ?

 

3 hours ago, M4tt said:

Yeh, nah you’re allowed to say that ?

 

The Dean Martin song springs to mind...but instead of snow...

Let it rain, Let it rain, Let it rain

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1 hour ago, Beefriendly said:

 

 

The Dean Martin song springs to mind...but instead of snow...

Let it rain, Let it rain, Let it rain

You better not be dancing ?

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27 minutes ago, flash4cash said:

You better not be dancing ?

No... that’s “singing in the rain “ 

 

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1 minute ago, Beefriendly said:

No... that’s “singing in the rain “ 

 

Ok also long as there is no jiggling going on. 

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4 minutes ago, flash4cash said:

Ok also long as there is no jiggling going on. 

Although I did observe some girls jumping in a large puddle, caused by a blocked drain in Lorne Street, Hamilton this avo. 

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3 hours ago, kaihoka said:

You should camp out in hokitika .

They have nice weather there .

Apparantlly ...

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1 hour ago, jamesc said:

Apparantlly ...

only the best of course.Great spell of weather over here

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1 hour ago, Bighands said:

only the best of course.Great spell of weather over here

You could pay for it later.

The coast likes to even up its weather .

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Avoiding hijacking the thread where Alastair pointed it out but do we have new US members (2?) to welcome in or is it some sort of bot? 

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Maybe a bot, or maybe an actual human creating them.

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I have nailed one.  I will get to the other shortly.  Looks like trolls.

If you see these, then please report the post (top right hand of the post) and the moderators will sort it later.

 

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I think that tomorrow is the day to order those Queen cells...

 

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@DeeGeeBee are your souwest winds very light.?

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1 minute ago, kaihoka said:

@DeeGeeBee are your souwest winds very light.?

The forecast says so, but always a punt 7 days out.

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3 minutes ago, DeeGeeBee said:

The forecast says so, but always a punt 7 days out.

Souwest winds here generally mean the bees stay home .

Even though its sunny .

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Looking back a year at last years photos. I had three supers on hives 12 months ago. Most hives have one empty super on them this year. Quite a contrast.

 

To be fair though, last year was the first I had got buttercup honey and our flow usually starts close to Christmas. Last year it was all over by then 

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55 minutes ago, M4tt said:

Looking back a year at last years photos. I had three supers on hives 12 months ago. Most hives have one empty super on them this year. Quite a contrast.

 

To be fair though, last year was the first I had got buttercup honey and our flow usually starts close to Christmas. Last year it was all over by then 

did you have so much rain ?

the bees must have heard you say you did not want so much honey.

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